The 2020 Forester is powered by a direct-injection SUBARU BOXER® engine with Auto Start-Stop technology. With 182 horsepower and up to 33 MPG**, this balanced, proven design provides impressive efficiency, dependable capability, and years of smooth operation you can rely on for all the adventures ahead.
Standard On: All Models
The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction in virtually any weather or road condition. The 2020 Forester is the only non-luxury compact SUV to include standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which delivers better handling, improved efficiency, and a quicker response to road conditions. The durable SUBARU BOXER engine combined with the standard Lineartronic® CVT allows the Forester to get up to a fuel-efficient 33 MPG** highway.
Standard On: All Models
With 8.7 inches of ground clearance — more than Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, or Ford Escape — and available X-MODE with Hill Descent Control, almost any destination is within reach. X-MODE optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. A dual-function X-MODE with settings for snow, dirt, and mud is also available.
X-MODE Standard On: Premium
Dual-Function X-MODE Standard On: Sport, Limited, and Touring
Giving the interior an even more expansive atmosphere, an available power tilt/sliding panoramic moonroof lets you feel the breeze, brighten the day, and check out the stars.
Standard On: Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring
Haul more gear for your adventures with up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space, and an extra-wide rear gate opening makes loading and unloading large items easier. A Power Rear Gate is available to allow opening and closing even when your hands are occupied, and now opens, closes, and locks the entire vehicle with the touch of a button. The Forester adapts to bring longer items by simply adjusting the 60/40-split fold-down rear seat.
Power Rear Gate Standard On: Limited and Touring
Available On: Premium and Sport
The 2020 Forester offers plenty of room for comfort, with up to 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. That’s more interior passenger room than Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, or Mazda CX-5. With ample rear legroom and an available panoramic moonroof, the Forester provides an open, airy experience for all.
With available Wi-Fi connectivity built right into the 2020 Forester, passengers can stream and share their favorite content online using the 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. From the moment you start your Subaru, up to eight devices can connect. Then everyone can easily stream their TV shows, movies, and music, or play games, check email, and much more.
Standard On: Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring
The STARLINK Entertainment Anywhere package is available to make every trip in your Forester even more enjoyable. With iPad®, you and your passengers have endless opportunities to stay connected, engaged, and entertained. Passengers can also utilize the built-in Wi-Fi capability to stream their favorite content or search the web. This premium entertainment experience is a great value and can be enjoyed in the backseat of your Forester or wherever else your travels take you. The kit includes:
The 2020 Forester features a state-of-the-art system to help reduce distracted driving for both new and experienced drivers. Each day in the United States, more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes reported to have involved a distracted driver. Working with our award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, the DriverFocus system is like having an attentive co-pilot along for the ride, available to give a helpful alert if a driver becomes distracted or drowsy. For added convenience, DriverFocus can also recognize up to five different drivers and remember their preferences, including seat position, climate settings, and outside mirror position.
Standard On: Touring
A suite of safety technologies is available on the 2020 Forester to help protect you and your passengers. The Blind-Spot Detection system warns you with a visual indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up, and a standard Rear-Vision Camera enhances visibility when reversing. And with available Reverse Automatic Braking, your vehicle can even stop itself to help avoid objects behind you.
Rear-Vision Camera Standard On: All Models
Reverse Automatic Braking Standard On: Touring
Reverse Automatic Braking Available On: Sport and Limited
* Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.
** EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary
+ Accessory prices shown do not include installation costs. Actual price is set by the dealer and may differ by dealer based on local installation or labor costs. Prices, specifications, options, features and models are subject to change without notice.
Subaru offers other 2011 model emissions warranties for high-cost parts in only those states adopting the CA Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) program. Only PZEV vehicles registered in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont are eligible for a 15 years/150,000 miles emissions warranty. See your dealer for complete information on emissions and new car limited warranties.
iPod is a trademark of Apple, Inc. Alcantara® is a registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A., and Alcantara® is produced by the Toray Group. Brembo® is a registered trademark of Freni Brembo S.p.A. XM and Sirius are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
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